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EMC extends e-discovery, information governance strategy; more news

EMC extends information governance and e-discovery platform; Index Engines provides electronic discovery through the cloud; eSilo targets disaster recovery through the cloud; Pancetera makes it easier to move virtual machines across storage arrays; and more data storage news.

EMC Corp. said it will extend its RSA Archer Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance (eGRC) e-discovery platform across its product portfolios with a set of services to help organizations gain greater visibility into their data.

The services include EMC's Enterprise Business Continuity solutions that provide a centralized, automated approach to business continuity and disaster recovery planning. Other primary areas where EMC will target the RSA Archer platform include business solutions, information governance and advanced security management. The compliance management services come from EMC's acquisition of Archer Technologies in January 2010.

Index Engines provides electronic discovery through the cloud
Index Engines Inc. launched a cloud-based tape load service that will provide full identification and access to tape data for electronic discovery. The Look & Learn service will provide clients with full access to the index of their tape data without the need to install hardware or software. Customers can search the index and gather knowledge about content, custodians, email and metadata through cloud access to the Index Engines interface.

Iron Mountain strengthens Enterprise Discovery Suite
Iron Mountain Inc. upgraded two components of its Enterprise Discovery Suite, Iron Mountain Legal Discovery 10.0 and Iron Mountain eVantage 2.0. Iron Mountain Legal Discovery now unifies documents and legal work from multiple investigations and lawsuits into a single repository. Iron Mountain eVantage customers can now run the early case assessment application as a virtual machine as well as a physical appliance.

eSilo's SiloSphere dedupes and redupes for data protection
eSilo LLC rolled out SiloSphere cloud-based backup, recovery and archiving. SiloSphere uses Recover Assure data deduplication to reduce the amount of data that gets transferred and stored, and Reduplication data rehydration to recover data. eSilo claims its Reduplication saves bandwidth by rehydrating data on the restore target rather than the archive server.

Emulex unveils latest OneConnect adapters
Emulex Corp. said its OneConnect OCe11000 family of Universal Converged Network Adapters (UCNAs) is available through its channel partners. The UCNAs are based on the BladeEngine single-chip dual-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet I/O controller.

Pancetera adds replication for virtual machines
Pancetera Software Inc. added SmartMotion technology to its Pancetera Unite 2.1 software for managing storage in virtual environments. Pancetera claims SmartMotion makes it easier to move virtual machines to different types of storage over a LAN or WAN. Pancetera Unite 2.1 also includes a VMware vCenter Plugin, Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) integration and the ability to quickly install an IBM TSM agent in Pancetera's virtual appliance.

NetApp closes Akorri Networks acquisition
NetApp said it has completed its Akorri Networks acquisition, disclosing that it paid $60 million for the storage resource management company.

Dell storage books passage on Carnival Cruise
Dell Inc. said Carnival Cruise has deployed its EqualLogic iSCSI storage arrays and PowerEdge servers aboard the cruise line's 22 ships and at its Miami data center. Carnival is running EqualLogic PS6010XV, PS6010XVS, PS6000XV, PS6000E and PS5000XV Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet storage arrays.

HP 3PAR scores with Canadian sports network
Score Media, owner of Canadian sports networks, chose the Hewlett-Packard (HP) 3PAR F-Class Storage System to replace its NAS devices. Score Media said it reduced its storage footprint by 50% by consolidating application data onto one system and condensed the number of Fibre Channel switches required after moving to 3PAR storage. Score Media owns a sports television network, a sports satellite radio station and sports website.

EqualLogic founder joins StorSimple advisory board
Cloud storage gateway startup StorSimple Inc. has added EqualLogic founder Paula Long to its board of advisors. After Dell acquired EqualLogic in 2008, Long was a vice president (VP) of storage at Dell until leaving in January 2010.

Sepaton hires marketing VP
Sepaton Inc. named of Greg Mancusi-Ungaro VP of marketing. Mancusi-Ungaro previously worked at Novell, Lotus/IBM, Ximian, Webhire, Deltek Systems and Health Allianze.

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